Virgin Media Business has been awarded a public sector network (PSN) security accreditation.

Following a successful security audit across its network in accordance with the new NGN 2-2-4 security standards, it was awarded the accreditation. This means that Virgin Media Business is the first organisation to be allowed to operate as a direct network service provider (DNSP) and a government conveyance network service provider (GCNSP), enabling it to bring the PSN marketplace to life.

In order to fully achieve the PSN accreditation, Virgin Media Business also had to meet the requirements of a three-week security audit and comply with new NGN 2-2-4 standards. This new security standard guarantees the company's dedication to ensuring maximum security and integrity of data that passes across Virgin Media Business' network.

John Stubley, programme director of the PSN, said: “Virgin Media Business has become the first provider to achieve this accreditation and has taken a giant leap to becoming fully PSN compliant, which is good news for public sector organisations across the country. The company is continuing to deliver on its promises following the commitment of its fibre-optic network to help underpin the PSN.”

Robert Parker, head of public sector network development at Virgin Media Business, said: “Our good rapport with the cabinet office has meant that we've been able to move quicker than anyone else in order to get our services in line with government requirements.”